The new Samsung Galaxy Book2 was unveiled today, and while we have been covering this tablet for a while since our first leak, there were still some smaller surprises at today’s announcement.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 (which is how Samsung spells the name of the “Samsung Galaxy Book 2”) retains the 12-ich screen with a Super AMOLED display and its 2160 x 1440 resolution, but it has ditched the Intel Core processor in favor of a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 mobile processor, which of course brings along built-in 4G LTE as well as a 20 hour long battery life, since this powerful processor has been built for mobile devices, and unlike other Snapdragon processors used on Windows tablets before it, this 850 processor have been developed particularly for Windows.
Looking at the other specs, the new Samsung Galaxy Book2 has 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, with VHT80 MIMO too.
As for ports, the new Galaxy Book2 now features 2x USB Type-C ports, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, a 5MP front camera, 8MP rear camera, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG, accelerometer, a fingerprint reader as well as a IR camera for facial login, and a gyro, geomagnetic sensor, and a light sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is a 2-in-1 tablet, so it’s sold with the new backlit keyboard and S Pen included, and the back casing have been redesigned so that it now features a built-in kickstand, a feature a lot of Samsung customers said they missed on the predecessor. This means that the tablet now weighs 839 gram while it’s 7.62mm thick.
As we mentioned months ago, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 is released with Windows 10 S, but as always you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free.
– Tom Bowen